Is it possible to use DFS/FRS in this environment ??

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Thomas Z, May 12, 2005.

  1. Thomas Z

    Thomas Z Guest

    Hi

    We have 2 file servers that each hosting 400gb data, Mostly file types are
    doc,xls and ppt. Both servers are also DC.

    Is it possible to install 2 new servers and locate them in another site
    "same domain" and use DFS/FRS to replicate this data. Bandwidth is 100mbit
    with no firewall. Our diff backup take 5-10GB of changed data each day. Can
    FRS fix this if not why ?

    We would rather not use any third part application if possible.

    I also heard that FSR will replicate data more efficent with release 2
    "windows 2003 server, instead of replicate the hole file only changes will
    be replicated. Anyone know about this ?????

    Thanks
     
    Thomas Z, May 12, 2005
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    Glenn L Guest

    FRS cannot handle this amount of data and definitely cannot handle 5-10gigs
    of file churn per day.
    R2 for W2K3SP1 introduces a new FRS replication engine that replicates at
    the block level. I haven't gone over the specs yet, but I suspect it can
    handle this.
     
    Glenn L, May 13, 2005
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